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Lithuania bans Kaspersky software over security fears

Staff Writer | December 22, 2017
Lithuania will ban Kaspersky Lab's products from computers managing key energy, finance and transport systems due to security concerns.
Eugene Kaspersky
Technology   Security concerns
"The government... recognised that Kaspersky Lab software is a potential national security threat," the Baltic EU state's defence ministry said in a statement.

The government agencies responsible for "critical infrastructure" must replace the popular anti-virus software in "a short while", it added.

Kaspersky has repeatedly denied having any inappropriate ties with the Kremlin and said that malware-infected Microsoft Office software and not its own was to blame for the hacking theft of American intelligence materials.

Kasperski told Russian media it was "disappointed" and assured customers they "do not have to worry because they have not been subjected to any violation from our company."